Third, worldwide Anglicanism is in bad health (to put it mildly!), and the future is uncertain. The Anglican Communion has fractured around key theological issues, with liberal dioceses (essentially the Western world, including most of Australia and New Zealand) calling into question such central ideas as the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, the place of the Bible in the Christian life, the centrality of the death of Jesus, and the truth of his resurrection. Meanwhile, Sydney has long assumed a leadership role among evangelical Anglicans seeking to uphold the Bible’s teaching on these (and other) issues. The Archbishop of the Diocese, then, is automatically thrust into a vital leadership role on the worldwide Anglican stage.